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Buena Vista Heritage Museum  

506 East Main Street, Buena Vista, Colorado

At the foot of the Collegiate Peaks, our Historic Chaffee County Courthouse is a gorgeous brick building topped with an old fashioned Cupola, the perfect venue to celebrate your special day. The graceful interior adds romance to every wedding celebration.

The Courtroom Gallery is a lovely ballroom! Decorated with floral centerpieces and colorful linens it creates a wedding room that is bursting with elegance. The gallery's high ceiling, five chandeliers, original wood floors, large windows, and grand staircase creates a joyous site for an evening of wedding festivities.

This historic, picturesque building, the centerpiece of downtown Buena Vista, is a wonderful place, inside and out, to capture your special day. The 1882 Chaffee County Courthouse is a venue with historic charm as well as contemporary elegance....a great place to make a memory.

Up the Staircase.






The large room at the top of the stairs was once the heart of this venerable old building. This courtroom was the scene of many exciting cases. This is now used as a venue for weddings, receptions, banquets, historical reenactments and lectures. It holds up to 130 people.

The Chaffee County Courthouse was used as a courthouse from 1882 to 1932. From 1936 through 1972 it was used as a school. In 1974, encouraged by tremendous public support, the School District sold the building to the Town of Buena Vista for $1.00. The building became the home of the Buena Vista Heritage Museum, the Chaffee County Council of the Arts gallery (now Arkansas Valley Art Center) and the Buena Vista Model Railroad Society display. In 2003, the Buena Vista population voted to sell the Courthouse to Buena Vista Heritage, also for $1.00. For more photos go to our Photo Gallery. For rates and availability go to the Facility Rental Page.

Turner Farm and Apple Orchard

829 West Main Street, Buena Vista, Colorado

Create a memory beneath the apple trees at the historic Turner Farm. Charm your guests with the   peaceful and rural setting  of an 1890's farm house complete with barns, an old time  garage and the original homestead cabin.

Located conveniently in town on two acres, the orchard and farm buildings provide a step back in time to make a memorable beginning.

Picture yourself on grandma's porch or surrounded by an orchard of apple trees. Step back in time to a quieter and less demanding lifestyle and enjoy the quaint surroundings of Turner Farm. Weddings have been staged on the porch and in the orchard. Reunions enjoy that old-fashioned camaraderie.



The Historic Turner Farm was purchased by Buena Vista Heritage in order to restore the old apple farm to a "living museum" of the early 1900 vintage.

Work on the grounds has been completed.  Restoration work on the historic buildings is near completion. The farm features about 50 apple trees and five buildings: the two-story farm house complete with a covered porch, the "mother-in-law cabin," the homestead cabin, the garage/workshop and the barn/tack room. Modern bathrooms have been added since the restoration began. For more photos go to our Photo Gallery.

The farm is available for weddings and reunions from May 15th to October 15th. To reserve the farm for your wedding or a reunion, go to the Facility Rental Page.


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